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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Testing:
3DMark: The latest release version of Futuremark's popular 3DMark suite is designed to let a wider range of the user base have the ability to run the tests and make a comparative analysis of the gaming prowess of their systems from entry level PCs to notebooks and Extreme Gaming PCs.
- Default test settings
- Cloud Gate
- Fire Strike
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- DX 11 Enhanced
- GeForce TXAA
- PhysX = ON
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- DirectX 11
- Global settings = Very High
- PhysX = Off
- DOF = Off
The 3DMark Cloud Gate testing shows that CPU speed is king when you start cranking up the core clock speed on the CPU, even when you get to the limitations of the video card. In both game tests, the ROG Maximus VIII Hero is very competitive with the last gen Maximus VII Hero and MSI's Z170 Gaming motherboard.